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June 27th, 2012

OLD SETTLERS EVENTS

June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 27
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 5-11 p.m.
Woodlands Senior Center
W. C. Council on Aging breakfast 8:30 a.m.
W. C. Historical Museum
Open tours & Quilt Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legion Tent on Midway
American Legion Bingo 5-11 p.m.
Burnworth Memorial Pool
Free Pool Day 4-6 p.m.
Courthouse Stage
“BackWater Band” – Country 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28
Downtown Midway
Poor Jack Amusements Midway 1-11 p.m.
Wrist Band Discounts 1-5 p.m.
W. C. Historical Museum

DELAYED: Col. City fireworks postponed

June 27, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Due to the city’s current burn ban, Fire Chief Thomas LaRue said the fireworks, which were previously scheduled to take place July 3 at Morsches, are now postponed.
The announcement was made at the Columbia City Common Council meeting Tuesday.
“We decided it was best,” said LaRue. “I don’t want to have grass fires. I don’t want to have fires at all.”
LaRue said he believes the city is more than eight inches behind in rain since April 1 of this year.
“That is a significant amount of rain,” said LaRue. “It’s going to take us a while to catch up, I believe.”

MEXICO OR BUST: CCHS grad runs for the border

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — After graduation, some students start packing for college, but come August, Columbia City High School graduate, Madisson Hodges, will be packing for Mazatlan, Mexico.
Hodges was selected as the Columbia City Rotary Club’s outbound foreign exchange student. When Hodges graduated from CCHS, she actually completed her honors diploma in three years.
“I’ll go to high school there in Mexico, but my classes won’t count for anything since I already graduated. That’s OK, it will be like my senior year, just in Mexico,” said Hodges.

MONEY TALKS: Civil War story told through rare tokens

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY ­— Some wives hope their husbands will lavish them with chocolate, flowers or jewelry, but Amy Shearer receives bullets, swords and, most recently, store tokens.
Chad Shearer, Amy’s husband, collected six Civil War tokens to give to Amy as a surprise. With Amy being a U.S. History teacher at Indian Springs Middle School, any Civil War artifact is special to her, but given how rare these tokens are, added to the fact that they originate from Columbia City, makes it a gift she won’t soon forget.

RED COAT: Meier awarded the 2012 Red Coat

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — A time honored tradition during Old Settlers Day is the gathering of the “red coats” to welcome a new member into the fold.
At last night’s banquet, the Old Settlers Association named Dr. John Meier, DDS as the newest red coat recipient.
Meier isn’t a Columbia City native, but moved here in 1976 after finishing school. To his surprise, he was selected to join the exclusive, invitation only group.
“I thought you had to be a native of Columbia City, but Kay (Fleck) said ‘no, you just need to be old.’”

David Sible, 58

June 27, 2012

David Lee Sible 58, a resident of Wolf Lake, was fatally injured at 6:15 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, when the motorcycle he was operating ran into the back of sport utility vehicle north of Churubusco on U.S. 33.
He was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 30, 1953, a son of Robert and Elsie (Bacon) Sible.
His formative years were spent on a farm in the Huntertown area. He was educated in Huntertown and Carroll High School and completed his education in a diesel mechanics trade school.

Columbia City swim takes second

June 27, 2012

The Columbia City club swim team took second place out of 12 teams at the Pete Johnson Invitational two weeks ago.

Pictured, six swimmers from the team. From left, Charlie Varga, Telly Varga, Ryan Devito, Aaron Fix, Zachary Young and Sammy Varga. Center, Brian Fix.

BETTER SAFE: Columbia City postpones fireworks

June 27, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Mayor Ryan Daniel announced Tuesday that the 4th of July fireworks, which were scheduled for July 3 at Morsches Park, are being postponed. “We were hoping for a different outcome, but for the safety of our homes and residents, we are going to postpone the annual fireworks display,” Daniel said in a press release.
City Officials are working to reschedule the event which included fireworks, games and a performance by Spike and the Bulldogs.
“Weeks without rain and plenty of dry vegetation have dramatically increased the fire hazard,” said Fire Chief Tom LaRue.

June 26th

COVER GIRL: Raises Awareness

June 26, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — After recently being named the 2012 National American Miss Indiana Cover Girl, 15-year-old Macayla Cramer of South Whitley, hopes to attend nationals at Disneyland in California to be held in November. There, she aims to spread awareness for Fibromyalgia, a nerve disorder.
“Cover girl is for the girl who sold the most ads for an ad book,” said Cramer. “I found I was it (cover girl) because they put it in this book that they hand out to all the parents. I was flipping through my mom’s and I found it.”

DEEP IMPACT: WCCS discusses importance of new rules

June 26, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Geoff Penrod, Columbia City High School athletic director, came before the Whitley County Consolidated School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees last week to talk about a new Indiana Code to the Concussion Law which will go into effect July 1 for grades nine through 12.
Penrod said the 40-page document was broken down into six different areas.
“It basically says we are going to require all our student athletes next year to be tested on the computer using FWO (Fort Wayne Orthosport) as the basis for this,” said Penrod.

The Lady Eagles traveled to Plymouth for an invitational Saturday, with the No. 1 doubles team of...
Whitko’s baseball team lost a high-scoring affair against West Noble Monday. The host Chargers...
Columbia City soccer player Shila Tolliver signed to play soccer at Huntington University Thursday...

 

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